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5th Annual Breakfast with Santa “Claws”

5th Annual Breakfast with Santa “Claws”

Pinch Challenges Community To Donate Over 350 New, Unwrapped Toys The Southern Maryland Blue Crabs are making it their priority to give back to the children this holiday season. Pinch and the Blue Crabs staff are challenging all Blue Crabs fans in Southern Maryland and beyond in collecting over 350 new, unwrapped toys to...
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Corvette Fire under Investigation in Nanjenoy

Corvette Fire under Investigation in Nanjenoy

On Sunday morning, December 9th at 7:22 am, A Charles County Deputy discovered a burned out 2012 Chevrolet Corvette on Friendship Landing Road in Nanjemoy. The preliminary cause of the fire was incendiary. An Officer of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office discovered the fire while on routine patrol in Friendship Landing Park. The vehicle...
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Letter to the Editor: Calvert Shop with a Cop

Letter to the Editor: Calvert Shop with a Cop

Saturday, December 8, was the Calvert Shop with a Cop event. What a great success it was thanks to the many men and women of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office, Maryland State Police, Maryland Natural Resources Police, Prince George’s County Police, Charles County Sheriff’s Office, Calvert Optimist Club, and the many civilian volunteers that...
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Good Agriculture Policy Requires Accurate Information

Good Agriculture Policy Requires Accurate Information

 MDA Strongly Encourages Farmers to Take the Agriculture Census Seriousl The U.S. Department of Agriculture will begin mailing the 2012 Census of Agriculture to Maryland farmers in mid-December, and the Maryland Department of Agriculture urges all Maryland farmers to participate and complete the Census by the Feb. 4, 2013 deadline. The Census can be...
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Violation of Protection Order

Violation of Protection Order

On Friday, December 7, at 9:28pm, Tpr. D. Buckalew responded to the 22000 Block of St. Gabriel Circle located in Great Mills for a report of a Protection Order violation. Upon arrival Tpr. Buckalew made contact with the female complainant, 30, of Mechanicsville. She advised that a Marlo Lionel Herbert, 34, of Loveville was...
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Robotics Qualifier at James A Forrest Career Center

Robotics Qualifier at James A Forrest Career Center

On December 15, 2012, a local robotics team 2843 will host a robotics qualifier at the James A. Forrest Career and Technology Center in Leonardtown, Maryland. It is a free and open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The team is conducting a food drive and would welcome any contributions from...
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Two Vehicle Crash with Entrapment in Owings

Two Vehicle Crash with Entrapment in Owings

At approximately 1 am on Saturday,  Dec. 8,  the North Beach Volunteer Fire Department responded to the scene of an auto accident at the westbound intersection of Md Route 260 and Limerick Lane in Owings. Units arriving on the scene found two vehicles involved in a rear end collision. One female victim was trapped...
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Four Car Accident in Hollywood

Four Car Accident in Hollywood

On Sunday, December, 9 at 2:15pm, fire and rescue crews from Hollywood and Lexington Park responded to report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries, along northbound Route 235 at the intersection of Mervell Dean Road in Hollywood. Crews arrived on scene to discover four vehicles involved, a black Ford Edge was determined to...
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Two Vehicle Accident in Callaway

Two Vehicle Accident in Callaway

On Saturday December 8, at 2:45pm, fire and rescue crews from Valley Lee and Lexington Park responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries along Point Lookout Road at the intersection of Soaring Eagle Lane in Callaway Crews arrived on scene to discover a blue Scion and a red Chevrolet passenger...
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Commission for Women Seeks Nominations

Commission for Women Seeks Nominations

St. Mary’s County Commission for Women seeks nominations for the Woman of the Year and Woman of Tomorrow Awards Nominations are now being accepted for the 2013 Woman of the Year and 2013 Woman of Tomorrow awards from the St. Mary’s County Commission for Women. The winners will be announced and all nominees will be...
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State Police Blotter – Leonardtown

State Police Blotter – Leonardtown

Maryland State Police in Leonardtown  are investigating the following incidents: Warrant Service – On Friday, Nov. 30 at 7 p.m., Tpr. S. Ditoto served a Bench Warrant  on John Warren Gibson, Jr., 25, of Leonardtown. The warrant was issued by the District Court of Montgomery County with an original charge of Driving while Suspended...
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Department of Community Services Announces Upcoming Trips & Tours

Department of Community Services Announces Upcoming Trips & Tours

The Charles County Department of Community Services offers many trips and tours throughout the calendar year-bus trips, overnight trips, senior citizen trips, as well as “Fly Away” trips in which you travel to far away destinations such as Colorado Rockies, Britain, and more. To receive this information directly by e-mail, register online for “Recreation...
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Ryken Students Raise Hope and Funds for Haiti

Ryken Students Raise Hope and Funds for Haiti

It was an idea that grew legs. Literally. The XBSS Stewards at St. Mary’s Ryken are a small, but enthusiastic group. The 11 seniors dedicate themselves to serving their faith, their school and their community and they wanted to do something significant that would show fellowship with students in Haiti. XBSS stands for Xaverian...
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Board of Education Oath of Office Ceremony Planned

Board of Education Oath of Office Ceremony Planned

The Board of Education of St. Mary’s County will hold a Board Member Oath of Office Ceremony on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:15 a.m. in the Board of Education Meeting Room of the St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ Central Administration Building located at 23160 Moakley Street, Leonardtown. The regular Board of Education Meeting will...
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Careers in Construction Day at the College of Southern Maryland

Careers in Construction Day at the College of Southern Maryland

Where: College of Southern Maryland, Center for Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET), 17 Irongate Drive, Waldorf This CTET career and job fair brings local business and military organizations together in one place to recruit trades workers in plumbing, electrical, HVAC, welding and carpentry for job openings and future workforce needs. Within the...
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Nominate an Outstanding Principal for Post Leadership Award

Nominate an Outstanding Principal for Post Leadership Award

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) is accepting nominations for its 2013 Principal of the Year and the Washington Post Distinguished Educational Leadership Award (DELA). The annual award honors exemplary principals and recognizes those who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. Teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators,...
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November Work Hard And Be Nice Awards

November Work Hard And Be Nice Awards

St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ (SMCPS) Work Hard and Be Nice Award recognizes distinct and extraordinary accomplishments of school system employees in connection with official employment. Dedicated employees contribute to the success of the school system and our students. Award recipients enhance both the success and the reputation of the school system through their...
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Holiday Happenings in Charles County

Holiday Happenings in Charles County

A Big Band Holiday Celebration CSM La Plata Campus The College of Southern Maryland’s presents “A Cool Christmas Concert: A Big Band Holiday Celebration,” featuring performances of holiday jazz and classic big band numbers. Comprised of members of the community, professional musicians, high school and college students, Solid Brass will perform. Admission: $5 in...
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Kirchkoff Retires After 50 Years from MSP

Kirchkoff Retires After 50 Years from MSP

With fifty years of state service, Retired Sergeant Frederick J. Kirckhoff bids farewell to an outstanding career with the Maryland State Police. After joining the Academy in 1963, Frederick J. Kirckhoff spent 29 years as a uniformed trooper with the Maryland State Police. He spent an additional 21 years as the civilian Administrator of...
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MDA to Administer Compost Facility Operators Exam Dec. 12

MDA to Administer Compost Facility Operators Exam Dec. 12

 Examination Required Before Facility Operators Can be Certified The Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) will administer the Compost Facility Operators exam on Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 9 a.m. at MDA headquarters, 50 Harry S Truman Parkway, Annapolis. Passing this exam is required to become certified as a Compost Facility Operator. Individuals who want to...
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HVRS Auxiliary Looking for New Members and More!

HVRS Auxiliary Looking for New Members and More!

WE NEED MEMBERS!!! The regular monthly meeting of the Hollywood Volunteer Rescue Squad Auxiliary will be held on Wednesday, December 12, 2012, January 9, 2013, and February 13, 2013 at 7:00 PM at the Rescue Squad building on Route 235 in Hollywood. Anyone wishing to become a member of the Auxiliary is encouraged to...
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Touch of Class Awards during Ole Fashion Christmas Horse Parade

Touch of Class Awards during Ole Fashion Christmas Horse Parade

Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) Secretary Buddy Hance will present the Maryland Horse Industry Board’s (MHIB) November and December “Touch of Class” Awards during the Lisbon Ole Fashion Horse Parade in Howard County on Saturday, Dec. 8. The award is presented every month to honor a Maryland horse, individual, team, organization or event that...
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Bridge at Allens Fresh Run to Close Temporarily

Bridge at Allens Fresh Run to Close Temporarily

Weekend Traffic Alert: Shutdown to occur Saturday Morning The Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) will close the MD 234 (Budds Creek Road) bridge over Allens Fresh Run in Charles County this Saturday, December 8 to inspect and resurface the bridge. This is the temporary bridge which was installed in 2011 following severe storm damage from...
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F-35B Completes Second Airborne Weapons Separation

F-35B Completes Second Airborne Weapons Separation

NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. – The F-35 Lightning II Integrated Test Force (ITF) accomplished another significant test milestone Dec. 3 when an F-35B successfully released another weapon in flight. BF-3, a short take off and vertical landing variant of the F-35, released an inert 500-pound GBU-12 Paveway II Laser Guided Bomb over water in the...
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ERC Nominates Sheriff’s Office Employee for November

ERC Nominates Sheriff’s Office Employee for November

The Calvert Employee Recognition Committee (ERC) nominated Elaine Holland for the November Employee of the Month. Elaine works at the Sheriff’s Office as the daytime custodian. Elaine is described as the “pulse of the office” by those who know her. She always makes sure new employees know she is there to help them. Ms....
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